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Dumping gear in the public cloud: It's about ease of use, stupid

Dumping gear in the public cloud: It's about ease of use, stupid | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Look at the numbers - co-location might work out cheaper
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..... despite all the marketing and the chest beating, unless you have fully modern designed-for-the-public-cloud burstable workloads, the public cloud is rarely cheaper than local gear. ....

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10 questions to ask your Cloud Computing provider | Bdaily Business News

10 questions to ask your Cloud Computing provider | Bdaily Business News | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Not all Clouds are equal

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EMPLOYMENT: Cloud Computing Skills Required for IT Employees | CloudTimes

EMPLOYMENT: Cloud Computing Skills Required for IT Employees | CloudTimes | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
With the present impact of cloud computing on data access and storage, job descriptions are also experiencing some sort of a metamorphosis as businesses move to the clouds.
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The battle to stop Amazon Web Services starts here | David Linthicum | InfoWorld

The battle to stop Amazon Web Services starts here | David Linthicum | InfoWorld | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Piston Computing plans to build a bridge to EMC VMware's Cloud Foundry, meaning it will link Piston's own OpenStack-based cloud IaaS offering. What does this mean for cloud development? It's the start of many other such integration efforts, I suspect, to battle the meteoric rise of Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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Exclusive: EMC Buys Pivotal Labs

Exclusive: EMC Buys Pivotal Labs | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
EMC Corp. (s EMC), the Hopkinton, Mass.-based storage and cloud hardware company has bought Pivotal Labs, a San Francisco-based consulting firms well known for its tool Pivotal Tracker and also for its pioneering work on agile development methodology. I have confirmed the news after talking to sources familiar with the company.
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I.B.M. Buys SoftLayer, a Cloud Computing Firm

I.B.M. Buys SoftLayer, a Cloud Computing Firm | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
I.B.M. announced on Tuesday that it had agreed to buy SoftLayer Technologies, a cloud computing company, as more technology firms pursue the sector.
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After having noticed all the usual big names being linked to the Cloud Computing industry it is good to see I.B.M. also well positioned.

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IBM gives cloud storage controls to corporate users

IBM gives cloud storage controls to corporate users | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Amid a flurry of news surrounding the Watson supercomputer, IBM this week released major upgrades to three enterprise storage products, including a self-service software portal for end users.
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Cloud computing: Now & beyond 2013 - I - CXOtoday.com

Cloud computing: Now & beyond 2013 - I - CXOtoday.com | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Undoubtedly, cloud computing can be counted amongst the most hyped technologies ever. And the last 5 years bear witness to this fact. In the last half decade, every IT vendor or analyst has prophesied how this technology will change the way we perceive and consume technology. However, the irony is that we were users of cloud even before we were made aware of the tag. Services like Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, Gmail, Skype etc. were all delivered via cloud. Even today, cloud continues to remain hyped, according to Gartner’s 2012 Hype Cycle Report, with a probability of achieving a plateau of productivity in 2 to 5 years. So has all this hype helped in the adoption of the cloud? In this first of a two part article, let’s take a look how businesses perceived and adopted cloud in 2012.
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EMC to tackle private-cloud complexity with all-in-one VSPEX platform

EMC to tackle private-cloud complexity with all-in-one VSPEX platform | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
EMC on Thursday gave more enterprises a way to build all-in-one private cloud systems, providing an alternative to the VBlock architecture that it developed with Cisco Systems and VMware for customers who need to integrate other vendors' technology.
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